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My Year of Rest and Relaxation

The cult New York Times bestseller

Ottessa Moshfegh author

Format:Paperback

Publisher:Vintage Publishing

Published:2nd May '19

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A deliciously dark satire on modern privilege from the Man Booker-shortlisted author of Eileen (and enfant terrible of American fiction), Ottessa Moshfegh

*NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER*

'Savage, funny, frequently on the verge of teetering into lunacy...' Vogue


Discover this deliciously dark satire on modern privilege from the Booker-shortlisted author of Eileen.


It's the year 2000 in a city aglitter with wealth and possibility;

**THE TIKTOK SENSATION**

Read THE razor-sharp satire that everyone is talking about...

On the surface ,our narrator has everything you could want in life. She's young, thin, pretty, a recent Columbia graduate and lives in an apartment on the Upper East Side of Manhattan paid for, like everything else, by her inheritance.

But there is a vacuum in her life and she's got the perfect solution. She's going to take a year under sedation to relax and hide away from the world.
What could possibly go wrong?

Blackly funny, merciless and compassionate, My Year of Rest and Relaxation, is the perfect read for fans of The Secret History by Donna Tartt and The Seven Husbands of Evelyn Hugo by Taylor Jenkins Reid.

PRAISE FOR MY YEAR OF REST AND RELAXATION:

'The book that everyone is talking about' The Times

'Diamond-hard entertainment' Guardian

'Electrifying...compelling...Moshfegh's protagonist is an unlikely revolutionary' Vanity Fair

The book that everybody’s talking aboutI read it and was entranced. * The Times *
This is the first book I couldn’t put down this year… Almost offensive with its close-to-the-bone truths, it’s shockingly relatable. And legitimately laugh-out-loud funny. Ottessa Moshfegh is sharp, savage and hilarious. -- Isabel Dexter * Elle *
The superabundantly talented...Moshfegh’s sentences are piercing and vixenish she is always a deep pleasure to read. * New York Times *
My Year of Rest and Relaxation is whip-smart, continuously compelling, and acerbic in all the right ways. * Daily Telegraph *
Electrifying... [Moshfegh] is adept at crafting compelling female characters who violate the rules of femininity... Moshfegh’s protagonist is an unlikely revolutionary. * Vanity Fair *

  • Short-listed for Wellcome Book Prize 2019 (UK)

ISBN: 9781784707422

Dimensions: 196mm x 128mm x 19mm

Weight: 216g

304 pages